Sunday, October 31, 2010


Hey, y'all! Happy Halloween and stuff! I just noticed that the title of my post corresponds with the date! How cool is that? And, it has nothing to DO with October 31!

This Thursday, a sweet friend of mine will be at my house sharing the fall line of thirty-one. Thirty-one is a neat, Christian based company (did you know that Mary Kay is too???? :) that sells things that help you stay organized--and I need all of the help that I can get! From pocketbooks to organizers to carry-alls, they have it. AND--you can get 99% of it monogrammed!!!! I love my monogramming for my "stuff!"

I recently attended a party and saw this really cute, cute pocketbook with an adorable "skirt" on it that had ruffles! How southern can we get here? Precious! So, instead of buying it out and out, I signed up to do a Par-tay and get adorable ruffled pocketbook for only $10.00!!!! That is a bargain! At least I think so! Sweet hubby is not so sure! He just feels like I will spend a little bit more than that $10.00. But, it does mean a clean house before Thursday night!

I will be serving light snacks--sausage and cheese balls, chips and salsa, etc. Do you have any absolutely wonderful snackies that you've made for things like this or tailgating, and you had no leftovers? I would LOVE the recipes/or websites! Would you please share these with Runner Mom as she is SO not a cook? You are just all too, too sweet!

Make sure to take a peak at the catalog! I wish that y'all could all come to my par-tay, but I think that delivering your purchases might drain my checking account!!! Looking forward to your great ideas!

Sweet Blessings,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Bucket List

This morning on the radio, the DJ's were talking about what their "bucket lists" would include. As I meandered through the high school traffic taking child #2 to school, I pondered this as well. If you are not familiar with the movie, "The Bucket List," it's about two grown men--not in the best of health--developing their friendship and imagining what they would like to do before they die The sky was the limit. It's a pretty good movie--if you can handle Jack Nicholson's language! Anyway, I started thinking.

And thinking......................................

And thinking......................................

Y'all, I don't have a bucket list! Mercy! I need to start one! I'll probably never do half the stuff that I put on it, but it would be fun to at least have one! How about you? Do you have one? If so, what are some of the items on it? What would you like to do at least once in your life---no money strings attached--if you were given the opportunity? Share it right here on my little blog, please! You might give me some ideas! to the Grand Canyon with my family and hike to the bottom???

Have lunch with Beth Moore and then go shopping? (Heehee!)

Visit a third world country and love on little ones who have never heard about Jesus?

Have the opportunity to take pictures in locations that have never been photographed?

Ok, so I'm thinking! Come think with me!
Sweet Blessings,

Thursday, October 7, 2010


And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over." Mark 5: 34

But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just have faith." Mark 5:36

These verses were part of my Bible reading today. I've read them many times before. But, today, the word faith caught my eye. As some of you know, I'm reading through the Bible in a year with P31 Bible teacher, Wendy Pope. Wendy did some digging into the word "faith". According to Strong's (4102), faith is conviction or truthfulness of God. It is assurance and belief. The first verse is about the woman who had been hemorrhaging for 12 years. In faith, she reached out and touched the hem of Jesus' robe. She believed that if only she could touch a part of Jesus, she would be healed. And, she was.

The second scripture refers to Jairus, the leader of a local synagogue, whose 12 year old daughter was about to die at home. He rushed to find Jesus so that He would heal her. By the time Jesus finally got to Jarius's home, the little girl had died. The scripture above is how Jesus responded when this daddy heard the news that they were too late. Jarius also trusted and was assured that Jesus would still heal his daughter even after death. And, He did. means different things to different people. Have you examined your faith lately? Does it align with the definition above? Or, are you in a different place in your walk? Are you even walking with the Lord? Sometimes, we really stray off that straight and narrow path. We have to cry out to Jesus to pull us back on the road less traveled and continue our journey with Him. I encourage you to dig into the Word and see where the word "faith" appears! You'll be reading that wonderful Book for quite some time!

In the picture above, the sweet dog in the wagon has cancer. He is weak and is not expected to live much longer. He was rescued at the local humane society. His owner brought him to our church Sunday afternoon. We had our very first blessing of the animals. She had faith that hearing the Word of God prayed upon the animals and their families would give her peace about what will soon happen. Her prayer was for her pet to not have to suffer much longer. Y'all, it was one of the sweetest things I've ever seen. We had over 50 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 mouse. It was reverent----really! I've never seen anything quite like it, but I hope that we'll have it again next year.

Faith...Assurance...Belief....Conviction...Truthfulness.....are you walking in it?

Sweet Blessings,